Cruise lines receive Wilhelmsen training

13 Aug 2012
Bjarne Snopestad, sales manager cruise, WTS, will lead the training

Bjarne Snopestad, sales manager cruise, WTS, will lead the training

Holland America Line (HAL) and Seabourn Cruise Line are benefitting from specialist in-house training from Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) and sister company Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS).

The companies are delivering a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programme on Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R). Training in onboard welding inspection techniques will provide students with a study guide for the closed-book test required by the EPA.

The training courses have been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the cruise lines’ passenger vessels.

Bjarne Snopestad, technical sales manager, HVAC-Refrigeration, WTS, said: “Training capacity for specialist applications available in the market today is limited. As a result, cruise lines can struggle to source personnel with sufficient experience to operate and maintain vital equipment. This means they must provide training in-house in partnership with an expert supplier.”

Lance Camarena, Holland America Line and Seabourn, added: “The Wilhelmsen training courses provide an ideal mix of high quality instruction, company-specific customisation and flexible logistics, in perfect alignment with the high standards we seek to maintain on the premium and luxury ships of each brand.”

The training is being delivered by WTS in Sweden and the welding and EPA and basic refrigeration training will be carried out by WSS in HAL’s Manila and Rotterdam training centres.

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